Reading the Streets: Reykjavik street art, Part 2
Just off of Laugardalur Street in downtown Reykjavik is a little park behind a hostel that appears to serve a mix of the city’s younger crowd with backpackers and random travelers like myself that stumble upon it while shopping. It seemed no matter how many times I walked by over the course of my visit, something was happening in the small area.
While listening to a disc jockey spin from a makeshift stage and drinking a Viking beer, you can check out some incredible and diverse examples of Reykjavik street art. The vibrant original work blends perfectly with the diverse group enjoying the midnight sun in late July. Although even the everlasting sunshine could not dispel the cool air enough to avoid the necessity of the ubiquitous Icelandic wool sweaters worn by about half the people.
While the location doesn’t perhaps contain the best examples of what might appear in other corners of the city, the collective quality makes a huge impression and enhances the setting, reflecting the same mix of people mingling in the grass.
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